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Wanda Jackson FINALLY enters the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME!

Posted in Country Music, entertainment, Hollywood, Music, Personal with tags , , , , , , on January 16, 2009 by phillipphiles

I try and make it a point never to cuss in the presence of ladies…..




REMEMBERING PATSY CLINE… (click here to read the entire story)

Posted in Country Music, entertainment, Hollywood, Music, Patsy Cline, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2008 by phillipphiles

March 5, 2008

45 Years ago today- the world lost the Greatest female singer ever-

The one, the only…Ms. Patsy Cline


…”Anything but Country”- that’s the usual answer I get when my friends and I are trying to decide on a radio station.  Normally, we can’t decide….so everyone is always instructed to bring a couple of CD’s for the road trip and we’ll sit through them as we drive (everyone is allowed one “veto”).  When it’s my turn…I usually yell out- “Ok, one Country song and then”….  (that’s usually as far as I get before hearing VETO! screams from everyone).

“But…It’s Patsy Cline”.  Then of course the standard phrase is next… “Oh, she’s not Country… I like her”.  Wait, wait…so because someone that usually hates country, likes Patsy…. that makes Patsy “not Country”?  It’s always the same excuse…but they love Patsy. 

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It’s MASHED POTATO time! (click here to read the entire story)

Posted in entertainment, Music, TV with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2007 by phillipphiles

And I don’t mean just ’cause Thanksgiving is near…


(I don’t know why…but I’m on a music kick lately)

Dee Dee Sharp had a song in ’62 that added to the long list of songs that became a National Dance Craze.  Kids could rush home and turn on AMERICAN BANDSTAND and learn the latest and greatest dance craze sweeping the country.  At any given time you could practice “The Twist”, “The Madison” or “The Watusi” while watching your favorite teen idols sing their latest hit single for Dick Clark and the kids.

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